.ACAD File Extension

AutoCAD Database File

Database File
Question: What is an ACAD File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an ACAD file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an ACAD file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .ACAD extension are known as AutoCAD Database files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the ACAD extension, please let us know.

How to open a ACAD file:

The best way to open an ACAD database file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the ACAD file.

This database file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the ACAD file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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2014-07-02 21:04:41
in regards to its creation as an .exe file to me is unheard of. But by using a shortcut file to the acad.exe file and making it open by default with "AutoCAD DWG Launcher" and setting the target designation under properties after rightclicking the ACAD shortcut icon, set the template file location here. press apply and from there on the shortcut will automatically open with the .dwg file initially made with the desired settings for the drawing. This saves time and helps keep track of the actual settings be the same for all drawings, in case the same settings apply to all future assignments in autocad, like in a school setting.